Did you enjoy the Be a Hexie Queen blog hop in the summer??! The funniest thing for me about that blog hop was realizing as I visited the blogs and saw the projects, that I have made many hexie quilts over the years that I have totally forgotten about! Yep...the memory is a goin'!
One of my first quilts was an "I Spy" hexagon project that I made for my children when they were preschoolers. The pattern is from the book "P.S. I Love You Two".
We always called it "The Sick Day" quilt, and it was only brought out when the kids were sick and home from school. They enjoyed looking at all the pictures, and at one point in time my daughter made a check list of the images that they could search for.
I loved making that quilt and it is a sweet (much washed!) reminder of when they were young and brought home all kinds of various illnesses for the family to experience!
I have also made many different miniature hexagon quilts using a strip piecing technique that I enjoy.
This quilt is less than 12" across, and is one that I still haven't finished. I keep thinking I want to add buttons and beads, and maybe some applique.
During the hexagon blog hop I was also thinking about my friend Nancy's amazing hexagon quilt. She has been working on this quilt for years, collecting bits and pieces from her friends and stitching a little bit at a time. She calls this her "funeral quilt" which she says is coming with her! She doesn't know it but for sure I'm not letting that happen! It is gorgeous!
Tomorrow I will write about another hexagon quilt I came across last month. But now, I must get something done today besides blogging!